YOGA AND MARIJUANA - WOMEN REVIVE ANCIENT YOGINI TRADITION
Photo - YOGA AND MARIJUANA - ZEN & BLISS
"Think about the difference between - downing several shots of moonshine at a seedy bar - as opposed to savoring two glasses of fine wine in a garden at a yoga retreat." - Metaphor, Street Weed vs Yogini Herb
Combining cannabis with yoga might be controversial for some, but it's definitely not a new thing. Medicine men and Yogis have been smoking special hashish/marijuana preparations for eons. In fact, In India and Nepal, there are plenty of guru's practicing ancient yoga arts with the inspiration of sacrosanct cannabis.
NOT ALL CANNABIS IS THE SAME-SAME
The mistake most people make is to assume all varieties of marijuana are the same. There is stoner pot, there is meditative pot, non-psychoactive medicinal herbs, other varieties loaded with terpenes. The response in body and mind to different varieties of cannabis can be radically different between individuals. Different fold respond differently to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient found in most American Cannabis. Many strains of marijuana, medicinal and street, are mono-THC, meaning that the many other naturally occurring medicinal and balancing ingredients have been bred out of the plant. While this type (high THC) of cannabis is popular for recreational and medical use, it's definitely not for everyone and probably not the one you want to use in your yoga practice. The key here is to become more conscious in a good way, not numbly unconscious.
"Marijuana that is very high in THC (15-30%) and devoid of other cannabinoids - is not recommended for use with yoga, nor any other physical activity"
WACKY TOBACO vs BALANCED & INVIGORATING STRAINS
Street marijuana that is usually very high in THC (the psychoactive compound), can get you really stoned, sleepy, happy, stupid, creative or paranoid. If you are a hyper-responder to THC, it's going to affect you badly if taken "alone" (in mono-THC strains). However, if the THC comes with certain terpenes and other cannabinoids, they balance the negative effects. It turns out that the traditional hashish that Yoginis consumed resemble newly developed "elite' medical strains, which feature a balance between the cannabinoids. Testing of "Yogini" hashish revealed that it is a balanced mixture cannabinoids, with 3-4% THC (d8 - non psychoactive), 4% THC (d9- psychoactive), 3-4 % CBD (non-psychoactive), 2-3 % CBN (non-psychoactive).
“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” - Patañjali, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
WESTERN SCIENCE AGREES WITH GURUS
As the scientific evidence comes in, scientists are finding that marijuana with CBD (non psychoactive component, bred out of street weed) works better all-round as compared to popular "good-shit" varieties. Basically, stoner weed and yogini cannabis is like comparing moonshine with a glass of expensive wine. There is virtually no relationship between the two experiences. Think about downing several shots of moonshine at a seedy bar as opposed to two glasses of fine wine savored overlooking a garden at a quaint yoga retreat.
What do the different cannabinoids do? In isolation these medicinal compounds have the following medicinal effects, but the research of Dr. Mechoulam, the discoverer of THC, indicates that THC does not work best in isolation and that there is an entourage effect between cannabinoids, which is much more effective than taking mega-stoner weed or pharmaceutical isolates.
"Entourage effect is a phrase that was introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, to represent a novel endogenous cannabinoid molecular regulation route. Biological activity assayed together with inactive compounds. References whole plant and whole person caregiver synergy treatments over isolated compound pharmacological dosages." - Wiki
Balance - Find out what kind of Cannabis Based Medicine works best for your body, mind and conditions.
Breathe - Learn how to breathe properly, inhalation of cannabis using a Vape, the importance of hydration with electrolytes - before exercise.
Focus - Your therapeutic herb must result in a calming, tranquil and focused headspace. If you lose focus, then discontinue use, try another type of medication, or use after Yoga and not before.
Edibles - Edibles have a different effect. Again, there are many types of marijuana so experiment to find the best type for you. Remember, you want to feel tranquil but not dopy. The goal is to have an enhanced and healthy experience by finding the right form and dose of edible - that leads to the incredible.
Strain Type - These days, most healthcare professionals recommend either THC:CBD balanced or high CBD, low THC strains. you really want to use lab-tested medical grade marijuana that indicates the cannabinoid profile (the % of THC, CBD and others) and is toxin free (pesticides, mold, etc.).
“Crying is one of the highest devotional songs. One who knows crying, knows spiritual practice. If you can cry with a pure heart, nothing else compares to such a prayer. Crying includes all the principles of Yoga.” - Kripalvanandji
MMJDOCTORONLINE Notes: To buy Yogini medical style marijuana balanced in CBD:CBN:THC, you will need to have a valid California recommendation from a medical doctor. We specialize in online MMJ permits: 420 Evaluations, 420 Grower's permits, Cannabis ID Cards, 420 Renewals.
An operator is standing by from 7am to 11pm to process your online application. You'll be evaluated and approved shortly after you apply. Note that clients don't pay until they have received a licensed physician's recommendation, to buy, use, transport and possess medical cannabis in the State of California. Our documents are accepted by all licensed dispensaries, cannabis clubs, cooperatives and delivery services.
THE ULTIMATE YOGA RETREAT CONCEPT - THAILAND
Can you imagine.?..... playing this garden of Eden, living in a bamboo bungalow, drinking herbal tea, playing yoga with a deep breath of ancient Yogini herb?
YOGA RETREAT CONCEPT HIGHLIGHTS
- Organic food - fresh from our garden
- All natural, chemical-free living
- Fresh spring water - no plastic thank you
- Organic food, fresh from their farm, you can see it's real and pesticide free
- Bamboo huts, comfortable and natural
- Massage - very affordable and incredibly beneficial
- Sauna, full spa, anti-aging therapy
- Music and dance - exotic,reggae, folk, traditional Thai
- Biking, hiking, rafting, exotic excursions into the mountains and jungles
- Life changing experiences with medicinal herbals and Iwasaka
- Life coaching from people who know
- Hassle free - the retreat handles everything, visas, transport, medical, etc.
Note The science of replacing big corporation toxic materials of phthalates, bisphenol A, toxic paints, bottled water, chemicals in cosmetics, plumbing, air, etc. are practiced.
“Life is made up of a collection of moments that are not ours to keep. The pain we encounter throughout our days spent on this earth comes from the illusion that some moments can be held onto. Clinging to people and experiences that were never ours in the first place is what causes us to miss out on the beauty of the miracle that is the now. All of this is yours, yet none of it is. How could it be? Look around you. Everything is fleeting. To love and let go, love and let go, love and let go...it's the single most important thing we can learn in this lifetime.” - Rachel Brathen
Only disciplines one needs to benefit from a retreat is to be positive and open. Many of us are prone to bad habits that destroy relationships and sabotage the group. Especially afflicted (but worthy) people are moved to a separate part of the camp, where a life coach focuses on teaching the student - how to see themselves from "the mountain". Once this technique is mastered, people can change in their core, and the heart overrules self-destructive ways. Simply put, we get lost and don't know we are going in the wrong direction.
LIFE COACHING - RELEARNING THE SACRED KNOWLEDGE YOU HELD AT BIRTH
After basking in the bliss of nature, living freely and simply while tuning the body, we take the time to contemplate our fate and existence. Can we find wisdom and peace now we're out of the rat race. There is no question.
Be what you want, don't ask permission. Freedom, bliss, relaxation, meditation and oneness.
The right yoga and the right herb.
CANNABINOIDS - THE INNER SECRET OF YOGINI MARIJUANA
THC D9 - Tetrahydrocannabinol is indicated in:
- Stress Disorders, Anorexia, Pain, MS, Parkinson’s, Migraine, Cancer, Crohn’s, Alzheimer’s
CBD - Cannabidiol is indicated in:
- Psychosis, Inflammation, Bone growth, HIV/AIDS, Pain, Epilepsy, Healing, Blood Sugar disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, cancer.
CBC - Cannabichromene is indicated in:
- Brain/nerve cell regeneration, depression, fungus infections, tumors, inflammation, nervous system issues.
CBN - Cannabinol is indicated in :
- Infections, bacterial, Asthma, Nervousness, Stress, Appetite loss, Pain
CBG - Cannabigerol is indicated in:
- Infections bacterial, Psoriasis, Cancer, Depression, Runaway Monkey-Brain, Stress, Concentration, Mental Illness, Psychosis.
Terpenes - Varying properties include:
- Antibiotic, Antifungal, Mitigates THC related psychosis, Balancing, Bronchodilator, Anti-inflammatory, Promotes alertness
Marijuana and Yoga from the Homeland.
Secret ingredients of "Yogini" Cannabis.
Yoga, Cannabis, and You: 6 Best Practices for Pairing Yoga with ...
Thinking of using cannabis to relax, calm your thinking, and ease some aches and pains before you practice yoga? Here are six considerations to keep in mind...
Cannabis and Yoga: What You Need to Know - Herb
It might seem that cannabis and yoga wouldn't make a great match, considering most people don't associate physical activity with marijuana...
Ganja yoga combines marijuana and meditation - The Globe and Mail
She says smoking marijuana in small doses before a yoga class also ... "Pot is changing medicine; it's changing recreational habits,".....
Yoga class focuses on a new level of relaxation | Toronto Star
Yoga teacher Lu Pancini uses a vaporizer at the start of her ganja yoga ... Medical research on marijuana is inconclusive on many fronts but ...
How Pairing Yoga, Cannabis, and Music Creates Positive Vibrations ...
Use of cannabis to enhance the yoga experience is nothing new, but classes that ... Pete Davidson says Medical Marijuana Helps Him Perform.
What It's Like To Go To Weed Yoga - BuzzFeed
A studio in San Francisco offers a semi-weekly "ganja yoga" class. ... (Participants have to have a medical marijuana card issued by the State of California...
The Zen of High Yoga – High Times
But the act of practicing yoga is so much more than a trend for relaxation. It's a glorious time .... 2016 Medical Cannabis Cup: Top 5 Topicals. By Sativa ...
Ganja Yoga Uses Marijuana to Liberate Your Body - Big Buds Magazine
Ganja yoga or marijuana yoga, combines ganja with yoga in a very powerful way ... Ganja yoga's combination of marijuana medicine and yoga helps me break ...
Yoga Trends: Smoking Marijuana Before Yoga Class | Shape Magazine
New Yoga Class Has Yogis Get High Before Posing. A fitness trend in San Francisco has yogis use medical marijuana to enhance their mind and body ...